Gangly Uganda Cranes striker Karl Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru has officially signed for England Championship side Middlesbrough Football Club from Wycombe Wanderers.
Mubiru joins Middlesbrough on a three-year contract and has become the third signing of the summer ahead of the club’s pre-season trainingqq.
Last season, Mubiru scored against Boro at Adams Park and was Wycombe’s leading goalscorer in a campaign that saw them relegated from the Championship on the final day of the season, with their fate being sealed ironically at the Riverside.
Born to a Nigerian father and a Ugandan mother in the United Kingdom, Mubiru had joined Wycombe Wanderers in August last year from Scottish side Hearts after an impressive season that saw him score ten goals in 55 appearances for the Jumbos.
“I’ve always liked Uche back to when he was at Hearts and I watched him a few times. He looks raw at times but he’s so keen and dedicated wherever he plays and I think the fans will really get behind him because he’s such a 100% player,” said Boro’s coach Neil Warnock.
“I was really impressed in my meetings with him with his dedication and desire to do well for Middlesbrough. I’m really looking forward to working with him.” the coach added.
Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru has previously played at Reading (Academy), Watford, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Port Vale, Blackpool, Cambridge United and lately Heart of Midlothian.